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Fire Damages Vacant Home at 4847 W. Oakwood Ave.

Fire on Tuesday, November 29, at 4847 W. Oakwood Ave. Photo by Eileen Lanza

At 11:23 yesterday morning, the Los Angeles Fire Department received an alert of a fire at a vacant home at 4847 W. Oakwood Ave., just east of Wilton.  “Heavy fire,” extending from the main floor into the attic, was reported (and can be seen in the photo above and videos below).  Thankfully, LAFD crews were able to extinguish the blaze in just 16 minutes.

According to the LAFD, no injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Real estate records show the approximately 1,500 square foot, 2-bedroom home was sold in a probate sale in July, 2016, and later that month applications were submitted for permits to grade the lot and construct a new 4-story, 49-unit apartment building on this and adjoining properties.  An application for a demolition permit was filed on September 20. (Note: according to city records, neither the demolition nor construction permits have been issued yet.)

Buzz reader Eileen Lanza, a local realtor who was touring properties in the area yesterday morning, saw the smoke, captured the videos above and photos below, and shared them with us.





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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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